THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM HAS A NEW CURATOR-AT-LARGE
The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) announced the incorporation of Christian Viveros-Fauné as Curator-at-Large. According to the USFCAM statement, Viveros-Fauné took office on August 7th. In addition, he will be in charge of the Kennedy Family Visiting Scholar of the USF School of Art and Art History during the 2018-2019 periods.
Prolific critic, curator and art dealer, Viveros- Fauné has published texts in Art in America, Art in Australia, Artnet, Artnews, ArtNexus, Art Papers, ArtReview, The Baffler, Departures Magazine, El Mercurio, Frieze, Art Agency Partners, The Third, Who, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Press, The Paris Review Daily and The Village Voice, among many other newspapers and magazines. Therefore, he is an elementary figure within the international art scene. Margaret Miller, Director of the USF Contemporary Art Museum, was enthusiastic for the new team member. She explained that Christian's “global reach will bring new artists and transformational exhibitions and projects to our students and community.”
As if that were not enough, Viveros-Fauné was awarded in 2010 with the Creative / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and named "critic-in- residence" at the Bronx Museum for the 2010/2011 season. In addition, he has taught at the University of Yale and the Pratt Institute.
Regarding his new position at USFCAM, the Chilean critic and writer admitted being very happy and explained: “After years of working independently as a writer and curator, I look forward to bringing many projects to fruition in a supportive environment like the one I have found at USFCAM. I really couldn’t be happier. I also look forward to serving as a bridge between the Tampa Bay area and the global art world.”